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Faculty & Staff

The Helms School of Government at Liberty University trains and equips students to become Christ-centered statesmen and stateswomen in the fields of criminal justice, government, political science, public policy and administration, the law, international relations, strategic intelligence, and national security.  The knowledge gained from our programs, integrated with Biblical wisdom, gives our students a sound historical, structural, and philosophical education in American government at all levels, firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian principles of governance, justice and liberty. Our faculty in the Helms School of Government bring real-world experience and a keen understanding of the critical issues facing society into the classroom. In addition to our residential team, our programs include over two hundred adjunct faculty involved in distance education for online courses.

See all Program Directors listed by school and program name.

Contact School of Government faculty and staff by emailing government@liberty.edu

Deans


Dr. Joel Cox
Associate Dean and Professor of Criminal Justice


Dr. Jason Ross

Interim Associate Dean


Residential Faculty


Tony Cothron
Associate Professor of Government


Dr. Gai M. Ferdon

Professor of Government


Dr. Kahlib Fischer

Department Chair for Government and
Professor of Government


Dr. Thomas J. Metallo

Professor of Government


Dr. Mary Prentice

Associate Professor of Government


Lawrence Presley

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice


Dr. Ben Rathsam

Associate Professor of Government


Scott Roenicke
Associate Professor of Government


Scott Strobel
Associate Professor of Government


Amanda Trent
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Department Chair for Criminal Justice


Edna Udobong

Professor of Government and Fulbright Program Advisor and Scholar Liaison


Aaron Van Allen
Associate Professor of Government


Wesley Vorberger
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice


Online Faculty


Dr. Rebecca Munson
Department Chair for Government and Public Policy


Dr. Fred Newell
Department Chair for Public Safety and Administration


Dr. Jason Ross

Interim Associate Dean


Residential Staff


Sharene Duncombe
Faculty Support Coordinator


Titus Pettman
Director of Operations


Lia Tsamoutalidis
Secretary


Debra Saucier
Career Coach


Online Staff


Deidre Akers
Faculty Support Coordinator


Marcus Akers
Director of Projects and Initiatives


Gracelyn Hedrick
Faculty Support Coordinator


Catherine Latchford
Doctoral Student Support Coordinator


Chris Rhoades
Faculty Support Coordinator

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